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Windows 7: Increase space on C - any ideas?

27 Sep 2010   #1
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 
Increase space on C - any ideas?

Hi I have very little space on my C Drive.

I have done the following:

Removed hibernation feature
Run disk cleaner
De-fragmented
Removed previous restore-points, (I think, not sure how to check though)

Any other ideas to delete items for space.

I keep getting warning that the space has run out.

(This is all my problem b/c when I installed the OS I gave W7 such a small amount of room. When I get the chance I will re-install.)

THANKS


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27 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Just what you want to hear
Download this and we shall see
You can uninstall when done.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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27 Sep 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Delete the Contents of the user Temp folder.

Click the Start Orb
In the search box type:
%temp%
Press Enter, and delete the contents.

Or manually browse there if you want.
C:\ Users \ user name \ AppData \ Local \ Temp
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27 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello lister.





Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if there's any way to retrieve space from another partition adjacent to the C: partition into the C: partition.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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27 Sep 2010   #5
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just what you want to hear
Download this and we shall see
You can uninstall when done.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
Hey thanks VERY much. That is a great app. Basically I think I have found a culprit that I would love to re-locate: Windows Outlook Email....

If you see the screenshot you will note that it occupies 2 GIG which I would love to re-locate to a D Drive I have, (which I made for media storage which has ample space).

The other screenshot shows the overall "picture"

(Please note that this is a self-inflicted issue since I created the C Drive to have 20 GIG which in hindsight was a massive error. I am now desperately trying to gain some space on C)

My suggestion is to re-locate the Outlook Email which I suspect should not be a major issue...or will it?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update...I am compressing the outlook.ost folder following microsoft/outlook instructions, apparently this will free up a lot of space...i will let you know how i get on.


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27 Sep 2010   #6
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Delete the Contents of the user Temp folder.

Click the Start Orb
In the search box type:
%temp%
Press Enter, and delete the contents.

Or manually browse there if you want.
C:\ Users \ user name \ AppData \ Local \ Temp
Thanks - I tried that and it removed a little bit...I need like 2 gig back!

Thanks all the same.
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27 Sep 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Glad that my appl was helpful. Now the rest is up to you. See something you dont need or want delete. See something you dont recognize, post. Someone here will be able to tell you it purpose and if needed.
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27 Sep 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

If you want to expand the C drive, post back a screenshot of your full Disk mgmt drive map using Snipping tool in Start Menu and we will give you the steps. How big do you want it?
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27 Sep 2010   #9
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you want to expand the C drive, post back a screenshot of your full Disk mgmt drive map using Snipping tool in Start Menu and we will give you the steps. How big do you want it?
Yeah thanks but the issue is that I have a linux ext4 partition in the way....its problematic - thanks for the help though.

Great news though - I moved a HUGE 2 GIG folder that kept all the outlook emails into another parition which has massively helped the C Drive saga.

Thanks everyone.
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27 Sep 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Great, that software has shown you a program that you no longer need. Keep looking you may find more. Be careful with the restore points, keep at least one or two. Otherwise, you will be sorry down the road.
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